Life Style Lift

This Blog is dedicated to my goal to change my life. In this blog you will read of my trials, triumphs and tests into improving the quality of my life and that of my family's life. It will start out with basic things, things I have influence over and will move on to more intricate changes. This blog will read like a diary, one of my goals is to update it daily, noting a small change I have made or maintained during that day.

From food to fitness, spending money to saving money, setting goals and achieving goals, and everything in between. Stay tuned to see how my Lifestyle Lift pays off!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Week One Results

So it's been an interesting week, that's for sure.  I was able to stay within 200 calories of 1400 Calories a day for eating.  I was able to eat right 6 times this week, in fact I ate right all 7 days on a caloric stand point, but I wouldn't say it was a perfect six days.  A Big Mac Meal got in there as did a donut and pumpkin cupcake with icing.  So not horrible, but not excellent either. The teacher in me gives me a B-, I have a lot of stuff to tighten up if I want to be successful in the long run.

Week two's short term goal is to do cardio 5X a week for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, 3 toning exercises a week for 15 minutes, and to eat right 6 days a week in order to lose 1-2 pounds.

Now let's see how I did in the weight and measurement category.

Beginning measurements:                                                        Week One Measurements
Weight 1XX (no I am not saying that number :P)                     Weight: 1XX   -1
Neck: 13.5 inches                                                                   Neck:  13.5   no change          
Shoulders: 42 inches                                                               Shoulders 41.5    -0.5
Bust: 43 inches                                                                       Bust  42               -1
Chest (under armpits and across) : 36 inches                           Chest: 36 no change
Thigh: 25 inches                                                                      Thigh: 24.5       -0.5
Calf: 15 inches                                                                        Calf: 15     no change
bicep: 13 inches                                                                      bicep: 13 no change
Hips: 45 inches                                                                       hips: 44   -1
Waist 1 (smallest part of waist): 35 inches                                waist 1: 34  -1
Waist 2 (over belly button): 39 inches                                     waist 2: 37.5   -1.5

Well I have lost a total of 5.5 inches in the first week, that's very encouraging!!!  And I lost a pound which means I am on track to be losing 6-10 pounds in the next 6 weeks.  

Through last year when I was losing weight, I didn't really lose a lot of inches in my neck or chest area those areas pretty much stayed the same so I am not suprised to see no movement there.  I also didn't see much more than an inch shift in my calf or bicep so those aren't surprising. What I find the most encouraging is the loss of inches in those areas that are so problematic for me, my hips and waist!!  I always identify those areas as my problem areas with my thighs, but hopefully this will start dropping and I can begin to feel like I have no problem areas!! 

Bring on week 2!!!!!

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